Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. As adults, they may continue to struggle with their feelings, which can lead to depression or anxiety. The following are some of possible effects of child abuse and neglect on a child’s mental health: • Anxiety • Depression • Aggression • sex • Academic problems in school-aged children and adolescents • Self-destructiveness • Lack of trust • Drug and alcohol • Difficulty sleeping • Loss of interest The overall impact of abuse also depends on the child’s natural reactions to stress and ways of coping with stressful situations.
Zienab Assaad One topic I strongly believe in is that children should not get abused , for any reason. It can ruin lives and it can be seen in persons of all ages. People ,as a whole is also affected by child abuse both in bad and good ways. In this essay I will say some of the results of this violent act on people as well as our culture.
A parent is a model towards their children. They have much influence over their child’s behavior (Cui, 2008). ¬¬¬Many nontechnical books on parenting laud the role of parents in shaping the character of their children, but the predominance of this theme in the popular press is not paralleled in research literature on adolescent behaviors, attitude, and problems and systemic or institutional approaches to problem solving. If a parent acts in a negative way, the child is more likely to follow their parents’ negative attitude. They are also more likely to generalize this attitude to the rest of the society (Carlson, 2012).
Child Neglect- the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by a parent or by a caretaker under circumstances indicating harm or threatened harm to the child’s health or welfare. Child neglect is something different than actual abuse although some may argue it is some form of abuse, reported cases of neglect outnumbered those of physical abuse. There is that very fine line between actual neglect and poor parenting; it covers a wide range of activities, and there is no single set of factors established that clearly divides neglect and poor parenting if child neglect is detected everything must be viewed with caution. Parent that neglect their children hold a certain set of characteristics they have an inability to
Such hypothesis weakens the argument of this study because of the assumptions. Therefore, the evidence claiming that corporal punishment helps to control children’s discipline does not seem to be strong
Divorce can affect a child’s development, behavior and also their stress levels considering it is a very difficult experience. Research shows that “children often recover soon after the divorce, however in some cases it has affected them
Child labor damages the child’s health both mentally and physically in the short and long term which may lead them to lose their ability to walk long distances. The least the employers of child labor could do to the children giving them their childhood and youth is be ethical with them and treat them the way they deserve to be treated. Child labor needs to come to an end by educating the people about human rights and finding ways to decrease poverty other than enslaving children. Ekhlas, G., Ayman, H., Reema, M. & Maram N. (2013). The psychosocial impact of child labour in Jordan: A national study.
While it’s natural to try to protect people from negative experiences it can make it difficult for them to tackle life’s larger problems down the line. Everyone needs the opportunity to build their confidence as well as their psychological strength, both of these are necessary to succeed. By shielding someone from life’s realities we set them up for failure as they are more vulnerable. So, while you made it through your parent’s divorce, being bullied, or moving that wasn’t the same level of trauma or adversity as someone else may have faced.
Sometimes, parents tend to lose their motivation, attention, and balance that leads to giving up in their situation slowly. But still, they should not lose hope and will never do that. However, the author includes that parents should not try comparing their children, but sometimes it is hard not to notice how different the children are to their typical peers. As stated by Seth Meyers, Psy. D, (2013), having a special needs child brings many of the advantages and usual joys of parenting.
Child abuse occurs when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are different forms of child abuse with the most notable four being physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect (NSPCC, 2009); however Childhelp (2015) have included exploitation as a fifth form of abuse. Child neglect is rather an act of omission, the failure to provide for the child’s basic needs. Abuse often leads to a marked change in behaviour or emotional state not explained by known stressful events in a child. As a result of abuse, a child can exhibit unexplained depression, anxiety, fearfulness, aggression or withdrawal, self-harm behaviours, running away from home or, unexplained absence from school (Al Odhayani, et al., 2013).
While the effects of abuse can be severe and long-lasting, children who have been abused or exposed to violence can and go on to have healthy and productive childhood and adult lives. Research has found that children exposed to violence, abuse, left unaddressed, or are ignored are at an increased risk of having emotional and/or behavioral problems in the future. Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. In their adult, they may continue to develop a struggle with their feelings, and this may lead to depression or anxiety. Direct effects include: depression, anxiety, dissociation, difficulty concentrating, problems with learning, difficulty connecting with others, flashbacks, Increased hyper-vigilance, and difficulty sleeping.
The study also found that positive parenting may moderate children’s association with intimate partner violence. The results from this study show that it is imperative that parents practice positive parenting and children not be exposed to situations where violence or abuse take places because these can cause profound effects on children psychologically, whether it is dealing with stress, coping with trauma, perceiving threats, hyperarousal, avoidance, fear, security, interpersonal relationships, and negative self-attributions. All of these things can follow and often do follow children into adulthood. Also, children may repeat the same cycle they experienced with their own
Often migrants from different cultural backgrounds fear that bringing their child in for treatment may trigger social discrimination or hold the belief that some mental health services are linked to immigration services, and thus refuse to cooperate (Nadeau & Measham 2006). In the article written by Karen Zwi, she illustrates that if children are supported and protected from further stress they are more likely to recover both mentally and physically. However, in order for children to reach a state of wellbeing, it is imperative that health professionals, including
SPARCS does not directly provide services to parents, however if foster families and youths are open to participating, the program model can be implemented with parental involvement as part of multifamily group therapy (CEBC, 2006). In a group, families can learn that they are not alone in their struggles and that alone can be very empowering. However, as foster-care youth children often have adverse or nonexistent relationships with their foster-parents, this may be difficult. Especially since placements can change at anytime. Therefore, it is important to realize the barriers associated with delivering services within the child welfare system.
The relationship between poverty and child neglect has been studied vastly. It is a relevant topic to child welfare because the implications of poverty and the implications of child neglect are both far reaching. The effects of poverty and neglect on child welfare are immense on their own, but together they can create a storm of problems within developing children. A large proportion of neglect cases are found in impoverished neighborhoods, which makes poverty and important factor to look at when trying to prevent child neglect. It is important to note that poverty is not the cause of neglect, as there are many factors which affect the family system leading the neglect of a child, but it does play an important part in how we look at cases.